Mark the Calendar for Writing Classes and Book Signings

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

If you want to write or love to read, pencil in one or more of the following events: Authors are autographing. Publishers are displaying. Writing teacher/authors are conducting classes and a magazine is seeking. Meet an author. Send a query. Go for it.

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"Sex, magic and mystery are key elements in one of the most popular genres of contemporary fiction and the most financially promising for new writers," according to Margaret Brownley, author of many romance novels including "The Kissing Bandit" and "Rawhide and Lace." Brownley will teach a workshop on writing and selling romance fiction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Learning Tree University's Thousand Oaks campus. The fee is $69. Call 497-2292 for details.

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Peter McCabe will sign his mystery novel "Wasteland" at 6 p.m. Friday at Mysteries to Die For, 2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

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Medieval expert Sharan Newman of Newbury Park, whose "Death Comes as Epiphany," published last year by Tor Books, introduced the 12th-Century French heroine-detective Catherine LeVendeur, will sign her new book "The Devil's Door" at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mysteries to Die For. Newman continues the adventures of the intelligent, independent Catherine whose courage and curiosity put her in harm's way in the dangerous, superstitious world of medieval Europe.

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Writing for magazines is more than just whipping out the yellow pad or firing up the word processor and churning out stories. Instructor Michael Foley will focus on research, interviews, query letters and multiple sales in his class on "How to Break Into the Magazine Market" at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road. The fee is $38. Register at 654-6459.

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Blis Magazine publishes fiction and poetry and seeks spiritual but not religious pieces about awakening, wisdom, healing and world peace. Suspense, humor and fantasy are also welcome. Write for guidelines to Melton Persion, 1096 Casitas Pass Road, Suite 289, Carpinteria, 93013.

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